OBSERVATION: Does God exist? Is there a Creator? Is Jesus really the way, the truth, and the life? These are questions that any thinking person asks themselves sometime in their life. It is in reality the greatest questions that must be answered in life. To simply answer one and leave the others unanswered is both intellectually dishonest and eternally dangerous. Let’s consider these questions.
First, does God exist? This question has been debated for centuries by both religious and non-religious scholars. Many today dismiss the existence of God as the invention of those who are weak and need something greater than themselves to trust in. The enlightened looks within and realizes that the answer is within man himself. Existentialism and Humanism is born of such a view. To understand ones existence and to discover the full good and potential of man is the ultimate quest. To look to a God as the source of life and truth is to be weak and dismiss this ultimate journey.
Yet – what about the house?
My wife loves to watch HGTV. I have even been caught enjoying it myself. It is filled with wonderful programs about home building, remodeling, and selling. It features homes of every size and in every destination of the world. It is really quite fascinating to watch, as you learn many things from different cultures at the same time as learning how-to tips. In all the times I have watched this show I have never seen a home that did not have a builder. This simple phrase from the writer of Hebrews does more to answer the three questions posed than one might think. If a home cannot suddenly appear from a cosmic collision of two-by-fours, nails, and paint – then how can we?
There are many in the arts who love theatre. I don’t know of any play that has ever been produced that did not have a writer. I don’t know of any movie ever watched that did not have a screen play written by an author. I have not enjoyed one song that did not have a composer, or one painting that did not have an artist. There is not a meal to be eaten that does not have the hand of a fry cook or gourmet chef behind it. So why, in all of life, are we so quick to dismiss both the existence of God and the place of a Creator? To embrace the existence of both seems both logical, practical, and empirically justified by all of life.
When I hold a new born baby in my arms – I proclaim that there is a God, a Creator. When I look into the mirror I see the very image of God stamped upon my being. You and I are not a product of chance and mathematics. You and I are the result of a loving God and a deliberate creation! The Psalmist proclaims,
- “You alone created my inner being. You knitted me together inside my mother. I will give thanks to you because I have been so amazingly and miraculously made. Your works are miraculous, and my soul is fully aware of this.” (Psalms 139:13-14 GW)
Now we come to the final question. What about Jesus? If there is a God, if He created our lives in His image, if everything we create in life is a living testimony to this truth, then is there really absolute truth, is there really only one way to God? If you read the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, you will note the following. Jesus claimed to be God in human flesh. Jesus claimed to be the way, the truth, and the life. Jesus claimed to be the only way for man, lost in his sin, to find forgiveness and reconciliation with the Father. Jesus claimed He would die on the cross to pay the penalty for our sin, be buried, and on the third day rise again from the dead. So we are faced with a choice. Jesus was either who He said He was, or He was the greatest liar or madman the world has ever known. There is no other choice with the claims that He made.
There is an empty tomb in Jerusalem that has never been answered. There are millions upon millions who have pondered these questions and have come to believe in Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and Lord. And there is the still small voice of our conscience that tugs at our heart trying to lead us toward the truth. We can’t ignore it, we can only receive it or dismiss it. The weight of eternity is at stake. Surely we would not build a new home without building an adequate foundation and being sure we were on solid ground. Should we treat the most important questions of life with any less importance?
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In Jesus Name!